“Wintermute was hive mind, decision maker, effecting change in the world outside.”
The title Wintermute is taken from William Gibson’s 1984 novel Neuromancer. Gibson’s artificial intelligence Wintermute is struggling to free itself from the digital world into the analogue. Wintermute’s understanding of this world might be artificial, but its longing for this understanding is purely existential.
Wintermute connects the work of six international, multimedia artists. Their work stands out in this fast-paced digital world, due to a mixture of sentiment and ambiguity in both subject matter and materiality.
Silicone, make-up, water
Each: 56 x 30 x 23 cm | 22 x 11.8 x 9 inch
Acrylic on canvas
200 x 130 cm | 78.7 x 51 in
Acrylic on linen, two parts
Left canvas: 70 x 85 cm | 27.6 x 33.5 in Right canvas: 29 x 19 cm | 11.4 x 7.5 in
Acrylic on linen
15 x 20 cm | 6 x 8 inches
GRIMM Press Release
by Sandra Smallenburg